The town features a lusciously green ravine which is filled with banana groves and subtropical flora with houses like a bead of chains which runs down from the middle. The main road of the town will take you to a mesmerizing blue ocean with crashing waves which makes it too rough for swimming. Rio del Cedro is a small river located in the town which cascades impressively from a 100m waterfall into the valley.
Top things to do
Visit the twin rocks of Hermigua
This is among the important landmarks of Hermigua that you don’t want to miss. The twin rocks Roque de San Pedro are two volcanic vents which shoot up from below the ground mark of the community Monteforte. A sugar mill was situated here before which was once a profitable export of the Conquistadors and it has lost its importance and has been replaced by bananas.
Go sightseeing at the Monastery El Convento de Santo Domingo
This is a magnificent attraction that you should not miss and you can easily find it on the street of Playa de Hermigua. You will be mesmerized with the gothic archways, Tuscan pillars and the Mudejar ceilings which serves a proof of the development of the monastery over a hundred years ago.
See Traditional Crafts at the arts and crafts museum
This is a stunning museum which can be found on the Main street and the highlight of the museum is that it is filled with traditional crafts like pottery, looms, and millwheels. Visiting this museum is among the top things to do as you will get to learn about the history of Hermigua with the collections here. If you love typical Gomerean creations, you will surely find something that is appealing to you here.
Explore the churchyard of Nuestra Senora de la Encarnacion
This church is located in the deep part of the valley of Hermigua and was built in the 1920s. The cathedral is close to the capital city which features a high tower that you will love to explore. The best way to explore the church is by going to the small churchyard where you will love the serene environment which is cool to relax. The adjoining mansions close to the church is the cultural centre for the town that you can also explore.
Visit El Pescante
This attraction consists of four concrete pillars located on the beach of Hermigua which was once the former loading station. This was built because of the frequent waves that occur here and there is a need for goods to be unloaded by crane.
Explore Playa de Hermigaua
This is one of the top places that you should visit while in Hermigua. The beach is not quite good for swimming because of the strong surf in the coastal area and if you are planning to swim, then you should go to the nearby Playa de la Caleta. This beach is perfect if you just want to relax and enjoy the tide and the sun.
Visit Playa de la Caleta
This is regarded as the nicest beach on the north shore of La Gomera and it lies in a wind-protected bay which is just east of Hermigua. The beach features a picnic area where you can just sit and relax. There is also a small bar which opens in the summer months where you can try out some fresh fish dish. The water is good for swimming but you should try this with caution.
Go sightseeing at the Museo de Gofio
This is a stunning reconstructed windmill where gofio which is a roasted grain that is used in place of bread in Canarian cuisine was grounded once. One of the best ways to explore this museum is by going on a tour where you will get to learn about the local rural lifestyle and customs. You can also visit the gift shop or just relax in the attractive small garden that can be found here.
Explore Museo Etnográfico
This museum is homed in a lovely historical building and the museum covers two-storey building which covers the island’s natural resources and ecosystems. The museum is filled with collections of exhibits which include agriculture, fishing, farming, and forestry. There are sections of the museum where you will get to see crafts like basketry, pottery and so on. You should not miss the information about the extraction of palm honey which is unique to the island and it is used for many local cuisines in the area.